KIND VILLAIN, founded by award-winning artist and performer Ev V Frederick (F19 BAND) have released the official music video for their a cover of the KHALID track “8TEEN,” off of the R&B / Pop artist’s 2017 EP, American Teen. The track was produced and mixed by Paul Trust (Morgan Wallen / Starset), with the video directed by Linda Lopez of Cover Nation, and features the band performing at at a local arcade where some of the band played games as kids.
“Being a huge Khalid fan, ‘8TEEN’ to me is a fun, insightful song about the joys of being young. I wonder if Khalid had ever imagined this song being a next-generation pop-rock anthem. I hope you enjoy Kind Villain’s interpretation of Khalid’s 8teen.”
Kind Villain is a high-energy young rock and pop-rock project founded by award-winning artist and performer Ev V Frederick, hailed for their live performances, and unique artistry as well as dynamic character. Ev is a seasoned veteran of the music scene known for his performances locally in the F19 Band and Green Holiday the tribute band to Green Day. His ability to perform, create, and find unique and diverse members, allow the project to achieve an unprecedented style and sound.
Ev was discovered by William Ray of Panacea Records, the company that first found and developed country superstar Morgan Wallen. William and Panacea Records have signed and developed artists for over 25 years, resulting in multiple major label deals. Kind Villain is produced by Panacea co-owner Paul Trust. Paul is a well-respected songwriter and has built a stellar reputation with his skills as a producer. From country star Morgan Wallen to sci-fi rock band Starset, Paul Trust has done it all.